{"id":6294720413864,"title":"Gene VanderHoek Lures - New Shape! Blue 14\" Pusher - Skirted in Vinyl - New","handle":"gene-vanderhoek-lures-new-shape-blue-14-pusher-skirted-in-vinyl-new","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eNew Release! Special Price!\u003cbr\u003eGene VanderHoek Skirted Pusher - New Shape! \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKona Legend Captain Gene Vander Hoek has caught 4 granders in his 50 years of fishing in Kona. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCaptain Gene Vander Hoek has been making lures ever since he made the original plunger, the shape that inspired every plunger since then. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is the newest Vanderhoek shape!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cb\u003eLures are skirted by the captain himself\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eUnweighted \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSkirted in Blue Sparkle with pink inside, popular Kona colors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlue shell-veneer insert\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ctable height=\"38\" style=\"width: 461px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cb\u003eapprox: \u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003e4.5 oz \/ 128 gr\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSize:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003e14\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCondition:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003eNew, skirted by the lure maker\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBio: \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHis early fishing days include having been  a deck hand  for Bart Miller and Scott Crampton.  According to Captain Gene,\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Bart Miller had forgotten more about fishing than most people knew.”  \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSo how did the most popular saltwater lure shape come about? \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAs told to us by Captain Gene Vanderhoek –\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\"In the 1980’\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003es I was out fishing with brothers Rusty and Jimmy Unger (Makers of the Lollipop Lures). 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Special Price!\u003cbr\u003eGene VanderHoek Skirted Pusher - New Shape! \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKona Legend Captain Gene Vander Hoek has caught 4 granders in his 50 years of fishing in Kona. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCaptain Gene Vander Hoek has been making lures ever since he made the original plunger, the shape that inspired every plunger since then. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis is the newest Vanderhoek shape!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cb\u003eLures are skirted by the captain himself\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eUnweighted \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSkirted in Blue Sparkle with pink inside, popular Kona colors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlue shell-veneer insert\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ctable height=\"38\" style=\"width: 461px;\"\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWeight \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cb\u003eapprox: \u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003e4.5 oz \/ 128 gr\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSize:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003e14\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 111.80978393554688px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCondition:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"width: 472.1902160644531px;\"\u003eNew, skirted by the lure maker\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBio: \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eHis early fishing days include having been  a deck hand  for Bart Miller and Scott Crampton.  According to Captain Gene,\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“Bart Miller had forgotten more about fishing than most people knew.”  \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eSo how did the most popular saltwater lure shape come about? \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAs told to us by Captain Gene Vanderhoek –\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\"In the 1980’\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003es I was out fishing with brothers Rusty and Jimmy Unger (Makers of the Lollipop Lures). I brought along 2 lures that I had made, the shape came from a stainless jet head but with the nose cut off.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\"There were 2 Lollypop lures starboard and 2 of my lures Portside.  Rusty Unger called it a plunger because it was “plunging up and down”.  My lure caught a 209lb marlin and the rest is fishing history. Today nearly every lure maker has a plunger in their line, including the Joe Yee who made it bigger and called it the  Super Plunger. \"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eToday Captain Gene Vander Hoek is still fishing Kona waters and running his plungers and using the same original grander catching mold from the 80’s! You can find him on the Mauna Loa Charter Boat. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Gene VanderHoek Lures - New Shape! Blue 14" Pusher - Skirted in Vinyl - New

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New Release! Special Price!
Gene VanderHoek Skirted Pusher - New Shape! 

Kona Legend Captain Gene Vander Hoek has caught 4 granders in his 50 years of fishing in Kona. 

Captain Gene Vander Hoek has been making lures ever since he made the original plunger, the shape that inspired every plunger since then.

This is the newest Vanderhoek shape!

  • Lures are skirted by the captain himself 
  • Unweighted 
  • Skirted in Blue Sparkle with pink inside, popular Kona colors
  • Blue shell-veneer insert
Weight approx:  4.5 oz / 128 gr
Size: 14"
Condition: New, skirted by the lure maker

 

Bio: 

His early fishing days include having been  a deck hand  for Bart Miller and Scott Crampton.  According to Captain Gene,“Bart Miller had forgotten more about fishing than most people knew.”  

So how did the most popular saltwater lure shape come about? 

As told to us by Captain Gene Vanderhoek –

"In the 1980’s I was out fishing with brothers Rusty and Jimmy Unger (Makers of the Lollipop Lures). I brought along 2 lures that I had made, the shape came from a stainless jet head but with the nose cut off." 

"There were 2 Lollypop lures starboard and 2 of my lures Portside.  Rusty Unger called it a plunger because it was “plunging up and down”.  My lure caught a 209lb marlin and the rest is fishing history. Today nearly every lure maker has a plunger in their line, including the Joe Yee who made it bigger and called it the  Super Plunger. "

Today Captain Gene Vander Hoek is still fishing Kona waters and running his plungers and using the same original grander catching mold from the 80’s! You can find him on the Mauna Loa Charter Boat. 

 

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